See NeNe Leakes' Incredible Beauty Evolution

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01:  NeNe Leakes attends the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer press day held at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California.  (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

See NeNe Leakes' Incredible Beauty Evolution

The glow up has been real, with admittedly a little help from plastic surgeons.

Published November 16, 2016

Whether she’s holding a peach on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” or performing in a Broadway show, NeNe Leakes has never been afraid to switch up her look. Here, we journey through her beauty evolution.

  1. Early

    Before she gave into her blonde ambition, NeNe rocked auburn locks and toned down makeup.

    ATLANTA - JANUARY 22: NeNe Leakes of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta's attends the grand opening of the W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Designed by Thom Filicia on January 22, 2009 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
  2. Color Full

    Eyelash-tickling bangs and turquoise liner make for a colorful look.

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 24:  Actress NeNe Leakes attends NBC Universal's 2012 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
  3. Wavy

    Wearing her old school signature close-cropped platinum wave with a smoky eye.

    Just me! Always working hard & making moves #dwts March 17th @ 8pm #vote

    A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on

  4. Switch Hit

    She went curly with this blonde wig, paired with lightened eyebrows and a cotton candy lip.

  5. Nude

    A darker shade of blonde and a nude lip make for a glam red carpet look.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actress/TV personality Nene Leakes attends the 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
    (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
  6. Gilded

    She opts for a soft look, complete with a ponytail and jeweled headband that pair seamlessly with her jacket.

  7. Morning Glory

    We love her bright pink lip color, flawlessly sculpted brows and razor sharp bob in this morning glam photo.

    Morning glam

    A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on

  8. Go Big

    She won her spin on “Lip Sync Battle” wearing a gravity-defying blonde wig, smoky eye, wine-colored lip and massive jewels.

    And the winner is....Lip Sync Battle champ

    A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on

  9. Keep It Simple

    Shortly after her second nose job, the actress went with a barely there look for a trip to Canada. We like her simple lashes and scrubbed lips.

  10. Windswept

    NeNe mixes things up with this shoulder-grazing tousled blonde bob, a strong brow and matte coral lipstick.

  11. Cup Of Sugar

    In this recent snap, Nene went with a full on Twiggy eye with stiletto lashes and a pale pink lip, calling herself “the girl next door.”

Written by Kenrya Rankin

(Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)


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